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afraid / tener miedo
afraid   [əˈfreɪd]   -adjective
1. (=frightened)
·to [be] afraid
·tener miedo
·don't be afraid
·no tengas miedo
·I was afraid that nobody would believe me
·tenía miedo de que nadie me creyera,   temía que nadie me creyera
·I was afraid to ask
·me daba miedo preguntar,   tenía miedo de preguntar
a. to be afraid [for] somebody =   temer por somebody, someone
·to be afraid for somebody'noun life
·temer por la vida de somebody, someone
b. she suddenly [looked] afraid =   de repente parecía asustada
c. to be afraid [of] something/somebody =   tener miedo de algo/a somebody, someone,   temer algo/a somebody, someone more formal usage
·they're afraid of you
·te tienen miedo
·he was afraid of losing his job
·tenía miedo de perder su trabajo,   temía perder su trabajo more formal usage
·she'noun afraid of flying
·le da miedo volar
·I'masculine afraid of dogs
·los perros me dan miedo,   les tengo miedo a los perros
·you have nothing to be afraid of
·no tienes nada que temer
·he'noun not afraid of hard work
·el trabajo duro no le asusta
·I was afraid of that
·me lo temía
d. to be afraid of one'noun own shadow   tener miedo hasta de su propia sombra
2. (=sorry)
·I'masculine afraid he'noun out
·lo siento, pero no está
·it'noun a bit stuffy in here, I'masculine afraid
·me temo que el aire aquí dentro está muy cargado
a. I'masculine afraid [not] =   me temo que no or no, lo siento
b. I'masculine afraid [so] =   me temo que nouní or nouní, lo siento
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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